Summer Reading Resources List

Here's the list I have compiled to help educators and librarians who support readers from preschool through 12th grade.  United States Board on Books for Young People Preschool – Grade 12 Building Bridges Through Children's and Young Adult Books “…international books for young people.” School Library Journal – Best Of... Read More

Summer Reading: The only summer slide should be into the swimming pool!

The days are getting longer and the temperature is rising as we approach the summer season. We all know that during the summer break students’ academic skills can atrophy. By keeping-up with reading, this summer slide can be easily prevented. We just need to make sure that children read during the... Read More

Doley the Guatemalan Street Dog:The Sounds of San Marcos

Leveling With You About Reading Levels

I will confess up front that I hate numbers. More specifically, I hate when numbers are used to measure our worth in some way.  I just don’t think a number should define us, whether it is our IQ, our physical looks (i.e. on a scale from one to ten), our... Read More

Barefoot Books World Atlas

The Demise of Print Books – Much Ado About Nothing

Being in the business of selling the printed version of children’s books, I am often asked if I am worried about my business “drying-up” due to the introduction of ebooks. I always answer “no,” but this was not based on statistics or studies. I backup my answer with my own... Read More

Raves & Praise from educators and readers about Eve Panzer, the Barefoot Librarian:

A favorite resource we use everyday in our preschool is a beautiful book! We love to share the joy and excitement of engaging stories to help the children make deep connections to their exploration and learning. The Barefoot Librarian offers THE best selection of books in a full range of topics and targeted age groups to appeal to children of all ages.

-Community School Director, Four Seasons